INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey (AP) - The Pentagon says it will send Patriot air defense missiles and 400 troops to Turkey as part of a NATO force meant to protect Turkish territory from potential Syrian missile attack.
SAVANNAH - Scientists are tracking two great white sharks off the coast of Georgia and South Carolina as part of an effort to learn more about their migration patterns and raise awareness of the species.
HARDEEVILLE, S.C. - Work on a new bridge linking South Carolina and Georgia is expected to begin next year.
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - A satellite North Korea launched aboard a long-range rocket is orbiting normally, South Korean officials said Thursday, following a defiant liftoff that drew a wave of international condemnation.
BRUNSWICK - A Glynn County commissioner was found dead Tuesday floating beside a docked boat on St. Simons Island, where police suspect someone killed the local official as he was returning home from an evening out with friends.
DARIEN - A judge has ordered a new trial in a manslaughter case because a juror sent text messages during the trial to the victim's brother.
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - North Koreans danced in the streets of their capital Wednesday after the regime of young leader Kim Jong Un successfully fired a long-range rocket, defying international warnings and taking a big step forward in its quest to develop a nuclear-tipped missile.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A federal judge in Atlanta has cleared the way for a section of Georgia's tough law targeting illegal immigration that had been blocked to enter into effect.
WASHINGTON (AP) - HSBC, the British banking giant, said Tuesday it will pay $1.9 billion to settle a money-laundering probe by federal and state authorities in the United States.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress and the White House can significantly soften the initial impact of the "fiscal cliff" even if they fail to reach a compromise by Dec. 31. One thing they cannot control, however, is the financial markets' reaction, which possibly could be a panicky sell-off that triggers economic reversals worldwide.
STATESBORO - Consumers appear more optimistic this holiday shopping season, and most plan to spend the same amount of money on gifts as they did last year, according to a fall consumer confidence survey by Georgia Southern University's Bureau of Business Research and Economic Development.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In the fiscal cliff wars, a pivotal battle is raging between Democrats demanding to raise revenue by boosting tax rates on the nation's highest earners and Republicans insisting on eliminating deductions and other tax breaks instead. Which is better for the economy? Analysts say it depends.
A Brooklet couple found dead Sunday in their River Retreat home were victims of a murder-suicide, Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The dealmakers who warn that a year-end plunge off the "fiscal cliff" would be disastrous don't seem to be rushing to stop it. Why aren't they panicking?
ATLANTA (AP) - The outgoing majority leader of the Georgia Senate is resigning from the chamber to take a public broadcasting post, Senate officials said Tuesday.
JESUP - The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Monday that to help travelers during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, construction-related lane closures on all interstate and major state-system highways would be suspended from noon Friday, May 24, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 28.
Effective immediately, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division will prohibit new groundwater withdrawals in the Coastal Georgia counties of Chatham, Bryan, Liberty and the portion of Effingham County south of Highway 119.
A May 14 Department of Defense news release announced Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's directive that furloughs will begin for DoD civilians after July 8. Fort Stewart Public Affairs Officer Kevin Larson confirmed that civilian personnel managers at Stewart are preparing for the furloughs but noted that details had to be worked out locally.
WASHINGTON, May 14, 2013 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today that he has signed a memorandum directing defense managers to prepare to furlough most Defense Department civilian employees for up to 11 days between July 8 and the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year.
Leland Smith, a 79-year-old great-grandfather from Jesup, recently won a $100,000 playing the Monopoly Millionaire instant game.
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